Established in 1984, we have been providing quality childcare for 37 years.

At Chestnut House Day Nursery our aim is to provide a safe, friendly and supportive environment to help nurture and care for children both personally, developmentally and creatively so they can reach their full potential.

Our Story

Chestnut House was created more than 30 years ago, in the former farmhouse at Chestnut House Farm. And since the 500-year-old Saughall-based farmhouse was bought in 2004, it has been transformed into a magical place for play and exploration.

With a starting cohort of 30 children, Chestnut House has been renovated and extended and now includes a petting farm, a woodland learning area, an outdoor classroom and an additional pre-school, holiday club and after school club Conkers, for more than 160 children.

The growing team at Chestnut House is lead by experienced and fully-qualified Area Manager Louise Hassall. Through her vision, the highly-trained, trusted and reliable group of staff members are all fully qualified in Early Years NVQ and Paediatric First Aid.

Louise’s inspirational leadership has also helped to inspire staff and children to reach out into the local community, including stimulating visits to libraries and nursing homes and creating important partnerships and events with community organisations and charities too.

Children at Pre-School at Chestnut House can now also benefit from free weekly swimming lessons and free Stretch ’n’ Grow sessions at its sister-site, Ash Tree Day Nursery as well as enjoying the guidance of fully qualified primary school teachers.

With children at the heart of everything Chestnut House Day Nursery does, Louise and her trusted team has a mission to nurture the children they care for alongside nature. Please never hesitate to ring the bell and come and see it for yourself.


Family Owned Business


Established over 37 years


Fully Trained & Qualified Staff

Fully Qualified, Highly Skilled & Experienced Nursery Staff

All staff are NVQ qualified and First Aid trained

Louise - Manager

Lauren - Deputy Manager

“We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this excellent nursery”

“Our son has attended Chestnut House Nursery on a full time basis since he was four and a half months old. The warm and friendly team provide a caring and fun home from home and have worked with us through key stages of our son’s development, such as weaning and potty training. Our son has thrived in their care and genuinely loves being there, with his many friends, when he’s happy, we’re happy! We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this excellent nursery.”

Alison & Jason Winstanley

“All the staff are very positive and caring. “

“Our daughter has been attending Chestnut House for the last 12 months, we have found both management and staff to be very friendly and accommodating. Our daughter settled in the nursery within a very short space of time. The 1-2 staff has made our daughters days at the nursery fun and stimulating. All the staff are very positive and caring. We feel Chestnut House provide quality care for our daughter”.

Ian Herd


Church Road, Saughall, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 6EN

Phone Us

01244 880371